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MEPs’ last attempt to save maternity leave extension
Article on - Monday 16 March 2015
"MEPs are working around the clock to break the seven-year impasse on extending maternity leave, after European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans said he would withdraw the proposed law within six months if the deadlock between Parliament and EU ministers was not broken."

EU needs wake-up call on gender equality
Parliament Magazine, Tuesday 10 March 2015
Women and girls can’t wait 20 more years to enjoy their full human rights, writes Joanna Maycock, Secretary General EWL.

Relive WOW festival London
A festival of talks, workshops and performances celebrating women and girls. Women Of the World Festival at the London Southbank Centre celebrated its 5th edition.

Latest ‘Women in Politics’ map reflects sluggish progress in gender equality
10 March 2015 – ‘Women in Politics’ 2015 Map launched at United Nations headquarters today reveals the “snail’s pace of progress” on gender equality and women’s participation in public and political life, prompting representatives of the UN and the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU) to warn that such slow advancement will severely check the new global development agenda due to be adopted later this year.

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EWL event "Progress towards a Europe free from all forms of male violence" to mark the 10th aniversary of the Istanbul Convention, 12 May 2021.

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